Bonnaroo 2021 Canceled: Zach Bryan Reaches Out to Fans, Says He’s Doing His ‘Best’ to Perform in Tennessee

by Taylor Cunningham
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For the second year in a row, Bonnaroo has been canceled. This year, flooding is to blame. Country singer Zach Bryan reached out to fans following the announcement. “I’m sorry guys and I care about every last one of ya,” he wrote.

Hurricane Ida brought heavy storms to Manchester, Tennessee today. And because of flooding, officials had to call off the music and arts festival. The music was set to kick off on Thursday, September 2nd.

“We are absolutely heartbroken to announce that we must cancel Bonnaroo,” read their announcement on Instagram. “While this weekend’s weather looks outstanding, currently Centeroo is waterlogged in many areas, the ground is incredibly saturated on our tollbooth paths, and the campgrounds are flooded to the point that we are unable to drive in or park vehicles safely.”

The statement continued by saying that they tried to salvage the situation, but they ran out of options. The 2022 show is expected to take the stage next June.

The Bonnaroo website states that everyone will receive a full refund in “as little as 30 days.”

Last year, officials canceled the festival due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many 2020 ticket holders were expecting to use their passes this year.

“Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival will not take place this September 24-27, 2020 as originally rescheduled. All ticket holders will receive an email with info on how to roll your ticket over to the 2021 festival or receive a refund,” read last year’s statement.

Zach Bryan Reaches Out to Fans After Officials Cancel Bonnaroo

The 2021 Bonnaroo lineup included over 150 artists from every genre, and one of those artists was Zach Bryan. After the official cancelation went viral, Bryan sent a message to his fans on Twitter.

“Sorry about Bonnaroo being canceled!” wrote the Leaving singer. “Going to do my best to head out to Tennessee soon, I’m sorry guys and I care about every last one of ya’,” he finished.

25-year-old Zach Bryan is one of country music’s most popular emerging artists. He got his start on YouTube back in 2017, and he made his music city debut when he released his first album entitled DeAnn. Recently a lot of people have been comparing his soulful voice and poignant lyrics to the multi-platinum singer Tyler Childers. But despite the fact that Bryan thinks Childs is an amazing artist, he wants his fans to stop with the comparisons.

On Twitter, Bryan addressed the situation. “I cannot express it enough that music is not for comparing,” he wrote on Twitter. “Childers is tenfold the musician I am and I will never say otherwise… I’m barely even a musician and my pet peeve is the constant comparison of everything”